July 27th, 2004, 02:18 PM
p4 2.8ghz cooling problem
Hello i have just purchased a p4 2.8 ghz processor with 865GBF motherboard 512 ram(400 mhz) and ati radeon 9200 se graphics card.
I have two fans one on the processor and other is mounted in the cabinet. The cpu temp shows around 55-57 C. The load on the CPU is not that high. Is this OK or are there any cooling problems.
July 27th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Those temps are a bit high if the cpu isn't under load, and if they are accurate. How are you monitoring the temps? You don't have much ventilation in your case, can you add a fan?
Also clean off any dust, and check that the heatsink is firmly seated on the cpu.
July 27th, 2004, 03:08 PM
thanks for the reply
I do not have any monitoring software. The temperature readings are the ones i got from the hardware monitor in the BIOS
There is no more space to add a new fan in the cabinet. But I also have a table fan blowing at my cabinet. The cabinet though is placed in a closed enclosure open only in the front.
Would removing my cabinet cover help, but then will it cause any dust problems.
July 27th, 2004, 08:01 PM
Is This Processor a P4 Prescott?
July 27th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Removing the cover might help, but you really should take it out of that enclosure, so you can get some airflow.
Originally Posted by Symser
July 28th, 2004, 10:16 AM
No it is a not a prescott. it is a p4 2.8c (800Mhz bus).
I will try bringing it out of the enclosure and measure the temparature.
August 7th, 2004, 03:00 AM
The problem was the enclosure which was preventing the air flow. Bringing it out did help. The temp now is in the low 40.
August 7th, 2004, 07:13 AM
LOL, nice one karsh that was a pretty big drop in temperature for such an easy solution